Category Archives: Virtual Console

Original Mother Game Renamed Earthbound Beginnings And It’s Out Now


Mother 1 was announced for localization during the Treehouse event today. The announcement came in way of video by Shigesato Itoi. It’s renamed Earthbound Beginnings in the west. To take it a step further, it’s out NOW!!!! Check out the glorious trailer!

Capcom Asks Fans To Vote For Next GBA Game On Wii U


Last year Capcom asked fans to vote for which Mega Man games they would like to see first on the 3DS. Well, they’re doing the same thing this year. Capcom is asking fans to vote for which GBA Mega Man game that they want to see next on the Wii U Virtual Console. There are four choices for games to vote for:

  • Mega Man and Bass
  • Battle Network 3 Blue and White
  • Battle Network 4 Red Sun Blue Moon
  • Mega Man Zero 2

The poll will end April 29th so head on over before then and cast your vote!

Nintendo 64 And Nintendo DS Games On Wii U Now!


Nintendo announced during the Nintendo Direct that Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games are coming to the Wii U and are available today! Currently, Yoshi’s Island DS and Super Mario 64 are available for $9.99 each. April 9th they’ll be release Yoshi Touch & Go and Wario Ware Touched, April 16th they’ll release Donkey Kong 64, April 23rd they’ll release Mario Kart DS, and April 30th they’ll release Paper Mario. Each game listed will go for $9.99.


To add to this, both the DS Virtual Console and the N64 Virtual Console will have their own exclusive features. When playing DS games, you’ll have the option of using multiple screen layouts. This is so you can customize the experience for what you feel best suits the game. You can use just the TV, just the gamepad, both the TV and the gamepad, and even more that include different screen positioning. When playing N64 games, you can choose one of three different control schemes then change specific buttons to what you want or to match the layout of the N64. Also games that supported the Rumble Pack will rumble automatically on the Wii U Gamepad.


All Nintendo DS and Nintendo 64 games will be available to play on the Gamepad alone as well. Prices of Nintendo 64 titles will go for $9.99 to $11.99 and prices of Nintendo DS games will go for $6.99 to $9.99. Any Nintendo 64 titles you purchased on Wii and transferred over to Wii U will be available for $2 each.

Playcast: Earthbound

earthbound Playcast

Shannon, Ethan and Tony sit around and try to talk about a game they sort of remember playing a few weeks ago.  Earthbound is one of those games that everyone raves about, but is it really worth it?  Well, listen to these three talk about the game for half an hour.

Hosts: Tony, Shannon, Ethan
Run Time: Approx 30 min.

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Nintendo Download: August 14th, 2014

double dragon movie

New games get released to the Wii U and 3DS eShops every Thursday. Here’s the list of what’s new this week.

Wii U

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Virtual Console)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Virtual Console)
Soon Shine
XType Plus


Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! – Demo Version
Gothic Masquerade
Amida’s Path (also available on the Nintendo DSi Shop)


Gravity Badgers – $3.49 on Sale until August 28th (30% off)
Hello Kitty Kruisers – $9.99 on Sale until August 18th (50% off)
Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails – $4.99 on Sale until August 21st (50% off)
ZaciSa’s Last Stand – $1.49 on Sale until August 28th (50% off)
Atlus Games – Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl (and others) on sale beginning   August 18th through September 1st
Me & My Furry Patients – $9.99 on sale until September 3rd (67% off)
Travel Adventures With Hello Kitty – $9.99 on Sale until September 1st (50% off)

Club Nintendo August Digital Rewards Now Available

August Club Nintendo Rewards

The newest lineup of digital rewards for Club Nintendo members has been posted and there are some decent titles for anyone looking for classic Virtual Console games. This month it appears that they’re doubling the traditional offering of two console and two handheld games by offering four titles for the Wii U and four titles for the 3DS. These titles will be available to redeem until September 7th when a new batch of games will be made available. The list of games and their price in coins is:

Wii U

Super Mario Bros. 2 (200 coins)
Excite Bike (200 coins)
Star Fox 64 (250 coins)
Vegas Stakes (250 coins)


Baseball (150 coins)
Puzzle League Express (200 coins)
Mario Golf (200 coins)
Dr. Mario Express (200 coins)

Note: Star Fox 64 and Vegas Stakes are for the Wii system and you will need to access to Wii Shop Channel in order to redeem those codes.

Head on over to to redeem your codes or sign up for Club Nintendo if you have not yet done so.

Club Nintendo: May Digital Rewards Revealed

May Club Nintendo Rewards

The new lineup of digital games available to redeem with Club Nintendo coins in now available. From now until June 8th you’ll be able to redeem your coins for the following games:

Wii U

Super Metroid – 200 Coins

Wii/Wii U

Mario Kart 64 – 250 Coins
Note this is the Wii Virtual Console version of the game and must be played in Wii Mode on the Wii U.

Nintendo 3DS

3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure – 200 Coins
Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters – 200 Coins

Also with the reveal of these digital rewards the physical rewards have been put back up so you can now order physical rewards again. They were previously taken down while Club Nintendo underwent maintenance.